Asked on Jul 24, 2013


KelleyBarbara SullivanTeresa C


I have just sheared my potted begonias so they will come back strong (i hope) :)
Something has appeared in the pot that looks something like a yellow mushroom???
Can anyone identify?
7 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 24, 2013

    It looks like Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, which is common where there is rich organic soil and temperatures are warm, as I'm sure yours are right now. It's not hurting your begonias one bit.

  • Mikell Paulson
    on Jul 25, 2013

    Looks like a Shaggy Mane

  • Dana Nodler
    on Jul 25, 2013

    Is it time to shear back the begonias? I'm in central texas and I'm wondering if they will winter well if sheared? thanks in advance for any advice

  • Teresa C
    on Jul 26, 2013

    Thanks Douglas!

  • Teresa C
    on Jul 26, 2013

    Dana, these begonias are in pots & I shear them off anytime they start looking bad.They seem to bounce back very well when I give them a buzz cut! :) I keep them in the greenhouse during the winter & bring them back out in the spring. I have kept some begonias outside in the ground during the winter, mulched very well. Some came back & some did not. I am in zone 7B. I'm sorry but I do not know how to advise you on growing begonias in central texas. Thanks.

  • Barbara Sullivan
    on Jul 26, 2013

    I have these mushroom looking things in my begonias all so I thought so hot & humidty been awful that what was cause ....I'm in Va.

  • Kelley
    on Jul 30, 2013

    I have this same type of mushroom popping up in all of my outdoor potted plants. Some of them fan out quite large and then die.

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